My colleague: “You can’t read the news with dreads. The chairman doesn’t like it. You have to put on wigs or anything else but not this your dada (dreads)”
Me: “Well, I will go read the news and wait for the Chairman to give me his reasons why I can’t carry my natural hair.
I smiled and went to get my makeup done for the news.
Fast forward to 2 weeks after this conversation, I got the opportunity to meet the Chairman on a different matter. While at it he mentioned my hair and I immediately interjected “Chairman, it’s my natural hair and that’s what I prefer”. To my surprise he said “It is perfect. I have no problem at all with it so long as you keep it neat and tidy as you have always done”
😳😳😳. So where did my colleague get the idea that I couldn’t read the news with dreads? Perhaps her personal opinion or bias or prejudice?
This happened only 2 years ago.
I have also noticed the judgment on some faces sometimes about piercings and tatoos😊 and how easy it is to judge others by those elements
While I respect people’s choices and opinions, I’d say “if e no block your eyes, just pass”. If it doesn’t stop you from doing your work and reaching your full potentials, pass
And lastly, to thine own self be true